A selfie portrait of big boy drinking a super large soda

Big Boy, An Artist from Graz, Austria @13ptx

What was the situation in which this photo was taken?

A friend of mine and I were taking photos, and the light and the whole situation was so pretty so I wanted to take a photo for my Insta Story, and actually I really like it.

Could you tell us something about what you do?

I’m an artist with a crazy mind. I enjoy almost everything creative, but my passion is fashion on the one hand and making movies on the other. I’m still trying to figure out which one I really want to do as my job, but it’s definitely gonna be one of them.

How did you first become interested in fashion and movie making?

I have always been interested in fashion and clothes, sewing dresses for my Barbies, and later for myself. And as far as I can remember, as a kid, the first thing I really wanted to be was a movie director. And when I attended a workshop a year ago, that wish came back.

What do you enjoy most about what you do?

I love expressing myself, in every possible way. I have always been “the crazy one”, I never did fit in, and now, this is what I love more than everything. I want to show that I don’t care what others think. Also, I like telling my side of the story, showing a different aspect of feelings, showing my mindset to others. I want people to see and feel what I have in my head.

What are you working on at the moment?

several film projects which I couldn’t be more exited about. Also, basically my life haha, I’m trying to figure out what to do with it and how to achieve that.

What are the challenges in what you do, and how do you overcome them?

For me the hardest part is to get myself motivated to actually do something. I have a lot of ideas in my head, but most of the time they seem too big so I don’t even start. But that’s bullshit, big ideas just need time to be developed, and I’m trying to tell that to myself and stop being so lazy.

Could you describe your personal style?

Not really, because it changes from day to day. Sometimes I like being girly, most of the time I love wearing oversized things, a combination of stuff no one else would ever wear together, and make it look good on me, in my eyes at least haha. At the moment I’m really into color, but there are also times when I just wear black. Depends on my mood.

What is your present state of mind?

I want to be free to do my own shit, and not be depending on something or someone. Also I’m trying to figure out who I am and who I want to be, which is pretty hard because it changes so easily. One day I’m sure I’ve made the perfect plan, the next day I hate it again.

What music are you listening to at the moment?

A lot of different stuff. My favorite musician of all time is SoKo. She’s an amazing artist in every way and inspires me a lot. Especially the songs “We might be dead by tomorrow” and “For marlon”. And the album “Howl” by Mighty Oaks always make me happy, it’s probably the one I’ve listened to the most in the last two years. It’s the perfect music for a road trip and I love this feeling.

Which artists or designers inspire you?

I can’t only name one, as there are so many. I get most of my inspiration from Instagram, because it’s the easiest way for me to find whatever I’m searching for and connect with people who have the same passion as I do.

What is the purpose of art, in your view?

In my eyes, art is about expressing yourself, having the opportunity to show your point of view to others. And it’s about breaking rules. Doing something new, without being afraid of what people might think. Talk about things that no one talks about, and encourage people to do what they love even if it’s fucking hard.

How do you spend your free time?

Mostly by watching movies, listening to audio books, and eating haha. Also I’m always trying to develop new ideas and projects.

A close up pic of Big Boy, and artist from Graz, Austria.